Ride-On Driver Who Smashed Bus Into Silver Spring Porch on Leave
A Ride-On bus carrying passengers landed on the front yard of a Silver Spring home Monday morning. County officials are searching for answers.
A Ride-On bus driver who apparently lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a Silver Spring home has been put on administrative leave, pending a review of the accident.
No one was seriously injured in the accident Monday. The bus drove over the front yards of two homes, hitting a parked taxi and smashing into the porch of one home before stopping.
The driver of the bus, a male whose identity has not been revealed, is on administrative leave while Montgomery County Police, Fire and Rescue and Ride-On conduct an investigation, said Sue Tucker, public information officer for the county. That's normal procedure, she told Patch.
Results of the investigation probably will not be known for a few more days.
Montgomery County Police reported that two people were inside the home during the collision, which occurred in the 9400 block of Avenel Road in the Hillandale neighborhood.
Olamide told the paper that he saw a blue Ride-On fly past him after he parked his car near his home.
"I said [to myself], 'Why doesn't he stop?' " Olamide told The Washington Examiner. Then the bus lurched across his lawn and up onto his front porch, smashing through the front door and most of the home's front wall.
Following the crash, nine people were checked out by rescue officers and five of them were sent to a local hospital with minor injuries, including the driver, who was released the same day.